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Come Pack for Disney With Me: My Top Items to Bring

Packing for any vacation can be a lot of work, and a trip to Walt Disney World is no different. A lot goes into deciding what to bring to Walt Disney World.

Come pack with me to see the top items I will bring on each Walt Disney World trip. This is my big Disney packing list you won’t want to miss.

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Weather Items

No matter when we visit Walt Disney World, I ensure we have items to be comfortable in the weather.

Rain storms happen all year long at Disney. We don’t want those pop-up storms to ruin our time in a Disney Park. We always toss in our ponchos and tiny umbrellas to prevent this from being an issue. Having this with us makes it easy to grab and keep on having fun.

We also prepare for the heat and humidity when traveling during summer. Individual fans can make standing in line or waiting for the parade much easier. We also like to use our umbrellas to provide shade from the sun. There are a lot of areas, such as back in Toy Story Land, where there is no shade. Being able to put up an umbrella to provide some relief is a game changer.

Cooling towels are also extremely helpful for managing the heat. These are great as you can keep getting them wet throughout the day. Once wet, they can save you cool as you can wear them around your neck or head.

Ensuring we are prepared for the elements is crucial to our packing. We want to ensure that the weather doesn’t significantly impact our trip. Having these items ready to go, we can continue enjoying Disney Park no matter what the sky does.

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All the Chargers

No more than ever before, it is important to pack all the chargers. My Disney Experience is essential to a successful trip to Walt Disney World. Because it is so important to be able to access the app throughout the day, keeping your phone charged is a top priority.

We always pack a few essential charging items to ensure this happens. We start by ensuring we bring either a powerstrip or a chagrin station. We like to have ones that allow for multiple USB ports. This makes it easy to charge various items at once. Being able to charge our MagicBand+, our phones, and our headphones all in one spot is helpful.

We also like to make sure everyone in the family has at least one if not more, portable charger. These are so important to bring into the Parks. The combination of Disney wifi and accessing the My Disney Experience app throughout the day drains batteries quickly. By having portable chargers ready to go, you can easily stay connected.

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Good Shoes

Good walking shoes are essential because of all the walking you do in Walt Disney World. We like to ensure we have at least two good shoes for everyone. Start by making sure that your shoes aren’t new. Take time to break them on walks around the neighborhood. This will help ensure they are comfortable and won’t cause problems when you are at Disney putting on the miles.

Having two pairs of shoes is essential as well. This allows you to switch out shoes if they do start to rub or if you get stuck in a rainstorm. No one wants to walk around in wet shoes. By having a backup pair, you can be ready to go!

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A critical item when packing for Walt Disney World is medicine. Although it has become easier to get medicine at Walt Disney World thanks to delivery services, having over-the-counter medicine already packed is a lot less stressful.

Consider what medicine you might need while in Walt Disney World and have it packed for the trip. The top medicine on my list includes the following medicines: motion sickness medicine, Pepto, allergy medicine, and items such as Advil and Tylenol can be beneficial to have on hand.

No one wants to feel bad while in Walt Disney World; having medicine easily accessible can be helpful.

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Chafing Sticks and Shorts

Over the years, we have learned that having chafing sticks with us at Walt Disney World is extremely important. The combination of heat, humidity, and walking can cause things to rub. By having a chafing stick on hand, you can easily apply the stick throughout the day to help prevent the chafing from becoming more of an issue.

Ladies, consider looking into chafing shorts. If you plan to wear skirts or dresses in the Parks, consider investing in chafing shorts. Having these on hand can allow you to keep everything covered as you get in and out of rides and prevent chafing.

You don’t want to feel uncomfortable as you walk around the Parks, and I have learned throughout our trips that these two items can be beneficial.

Ziplock Bags


Finally, toss in a few different-sized Ziploc bags. These come in handy throughout a trip to Walt Disney World. You might need to pack up a snack that can’t be finished or toss in some extra clothes for the Park. We also use them when things get wet from splash areas in the Parks or after rain storms. From small snack sizes to larger gallon sizes, having a few Ziploc bags on hand is helpful. Toss them in your Park bag.

Packaging for a trip to Walt Disney World can seem like a lot of work. Over the years, I have learned these are the top items that are the most important to have with us during our visit. I hope this quick list will help you decide what you want to pack. Having these items in your Disney Park Bag will make a huge difference in your Park day.

Related: Packing for Disney with Kids

Related: Questions to Ask When Packing for Disney

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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